After agreeing a new deal with the club, Avenue defender Shane Killock claimed that he “jumped at the chance to stay” when the opportunity was handed to him by manager Mark Bower.
He spent the summer of 2017 on the sidelines, leading to a loan spell at Boston United in the early stages of the season to help the former Scarborough Athletic man regain match fitness.
After completing his recovery, the robust centre-back made 27 appearances in all competitions for Avenue and was a key figure in the side’s late burst into the play-offs.
The 29-year-old told us that he didn’t hesitate to commit to another season at the Horsfall Stadium:
“The new deal is a huge reflection on how much I’ve enjoyed my time with the club so far. I really enjoyed last season and jumped at the chance to stay. When the manager told me that he wanted me for another year, it was an easy decision for me. The success we had last season was massive for the club and was fantastic to be a part of.
I’m really looking forward to the new campaign. It’s nice to have a few weeks off at the end of the season but after a few weeks, you find yourself missing it. I’ve missed going to training, being around the lads and playing matches. I’ll be keeping myself ticking over during the off-season so that I can hopefully hit the ground running when we get back.
I’d like to thank the club and the management team of Mark, Danny and Ryan for putting their faith in me and giving me the opportunity to contribute to the team next season.”